My most dear, most precious, most kind, wish-fulfilling one,
Regarding your questions, it comes out best for you to recite Verses for the Eight Auspicious Noble Ones every morning. This is for your work for others to be most successful, as well as for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, for all sentient beings who are doing good for others, for the organization, FPMT, and for yourself.
The best way to be able to help sentient beings is to generate bodhicitta and not just that, but to develop the mind up to enlightenment. Then you can benefit all the sentient beings, even those who have higher realization than yourself now, even arhats. Then you can benefit others, all sentient beings. Otherwise you are limited, without the realization of the higher path , and you can’t help others. There is limitation.
Also meditate on lamrim. Please find attached advice [see below] about how to meditate on the lamrim and also one preliminary practice that is good for you to do.
With much love and prayers...
Lamrim Chenmo is the main lamrim to study and meditate. Study it five times from beginning to end.
- Guru devotion: one month
- Path of the lower capable being: three months
- Path of the middle capable being: five months
- Bodhicitta: four months
- Emptiness: five months
- Mandala offering: 16,000